Microsoft released Office 2010 service pack 1 earlier this week, while it was trying to capture the world's attention with its cloudy Office 365 effort. The company pushed out a private beta build of the code in November last year to a select bunch of testers through its MS Connect web portal. Office 2010 SP1 arrives just one …
if it will fix the problem of Excel and Outlook always launching the "please wait while windows configures....." every single time I start the program!
Even got so fed up (uninstalled Office 2010, re-installed, tried the same after disabling firewall etc) that I opened a ticket with Microsoft, gave them full access to my machine and they couldnt stop it.
The eventual "solution" proposed by MS? You guessed it, wipe the hard drive then a clean re-install of windows and then try re-installing office!
The real solution? Given that I'm very lazy I just uninstalled it and reverted back to 2007. Maybe I'll try it again with the service pack release.
Never seen that before
That's strange. Are you using a computer shared with multiple people? At least at institutions, when someone logs in, their profile is loaded and configured when they log on. Maybe that's what's happening; Office sees a clean slate when you log on so it thinks that it has to configure itself.
Could just pick "Run all from disk" (or whatever) option rather than the "Install on first use" defaults.
I'm not going to bother with Office 2010 or Office 365.
I'll wait until next year when Office 366 is released.
I am liking Office 2010 so far - only had it a week, but the ribbon is cleaner and less cluttered than 2007 and I'm looking forward to trying the customisation options for the ribbon too. It's really not the done thing in these here parts I know, but I'm going on record as saying that Office 2010 is AOK. Especially since it opens all my Hindi-language ODT files ( created in various OpenOffice versions) without any hassle at all, while LibreOffice kept crashing on them.